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A Wounded Bird – Song Of the Day 6

Posted on 30 Aug 2017

A song of healing for all you Wounded Birds out there.

I wrote this as a melody on guitar I think. Then I developed the melody on the violin and brought it back to the guitar. My wife then wrote a poem which included the title, A Wounded Bird and I melded that into the song you now hear.Many songwriters and poets have used the broken wing as a symbol and it intrigued me to play with the concept and see how we could find something hopeful in the story. I hope you enjoy this version of the song.

You are a Wounded Bird
On a road with passers by
You are a Wounded Bird
But they would let you die
Before they broke your wing
They stole your will to fly

Remember your sweet song
Now I only hear your cry
You are a Wounded Bird
Still waiting just to die
I will mend your wing
If you’ll relearn to fly

All the people pray
The foolish and the wisest
All the people say
It’s you who flew the highest
Remember all those days
You can have them back again

Guitar inst

You’re not a Wounded Bird
You can dry your eye
You’re not a Wounded Bird
Here’s the reason why
I only fixed your wing
It was you who chose to fly

You’re not a wounded bird
You can dry your eye
You’re not a Wounded Bird
Here’s the reason why
I can hear you sing
As you embrace the sky

2 responses to “A Wounded Bird – Song Of the Day 6”

  1. Art Sirota says:

    Enda, Your voice, of course, sounds very clear and beautiful in this video; so does your guitar. the song is one of your better efforts in that the melody hauntingly fits the lyrics, and the lyrics, while uncomplicated and direct, paint a stark picture of your obvious metaphor. Keep up the good work! -Art

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